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Re: Google maps UI painfully slow after latest revision
Been having the same problem, blank tiles or fails to load completely. Dragging the map is a no no, so is zooming in or out with any semblance of smoothness.
Running Chrome / Win 7 32bit on a netbook (I have the same issues on a mac and on a 2.8Ghz linux machine)
Nothing wrong with Bing maps so will be using that for now until google sorts its shizzle out